Add an extremely rare Shohei Ohtani RC SP card to your MLB collection today! This Shohei Ohtani RC Negative Variation Card shows him and Ichiro Suzuki together, Japan’s finest baseball players – it is a beautiful card to display and the population is extremely low. CSG is one of the top tier grading companies and grades at a similar level to PSA and SGC. Going by the PSA population report, there are only 4 of these graded with them, which makes them extremely rare cards. It appears the print run was only 50 of the 2018 Topps negative variation. Please note the card is not numbered individually, but Topps shared that the print run was only 50 for the negative variation.
Graded 9.5 Mint Plus is a great grade for a great Shohei Ohtani Rookie SSP card. Be one of the lucky few to add this numbered Ohtani RC to your future HOF collection. Don’t miss out on this Rookie Shohei Ohtani variation negative with a low print run.
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The 2018 Topps Update Shohei Ohtani Rookie Card with a /50 Print Run Negative, titled “Japan’s Finest,” graded CSG 9.5, is a highly sought-after collectible in the sports card market. Shohei Ohtani, a Japanese-born baseball phenom, has made a significant impact in Major League Baseball (MLB) with his unique ability to excel as both a pitcher and hitter, a rare feat in modern baseball. His rookie year in 2018 with the Los Angeles Angels was marked by numerous accolades, including the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Ohtani’s diverse skills and international appeal have made his rookie cards particularly valuable to collectors.
This specific card, with its limited print run of only 50, is part of the 2018 Topps Update series, known for highlighting mid-season rookie debuts and significant trades. The “Negative” variation adds a unique visual appeal, featuring a striking black and white photo inversion, which stands out from traditional card designs. Combined with the high CSG 9.5 grading, this card represents both a rare piece of memorabilia and a testament to Ohtani’s early career success and global influence in baseball.